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Angry Please Contact Ford about not offering a manual!!

First let me say that I am really digging the new 2011 Powerstroke!! I was seriously considering ordering me a new Super Duty, but that was until I found out they are not offering a 6 speed manual???

Now that is really disappointing to me, and sadly I will not be ordering one because of that. While the new 6 speed automatic seems to be well designed and offers alot, I simply do not want an automatic.

Now I have wrote a nice email to Ford telling them to consider adding a manual to the future trucks, as if they did I would be a guaranteed future buyer of the new Super Duty.

So to all those who will miss the manual like I do, please write Ford a email and tell them not to drop the manual!! Maybe if they get enough people complaining about it, they will atleast have it as an option. One can only hope.

So besides this issue, I really like the truck and it looks like Ford has done their homework on it. What a beast it looks to be!!
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I too wish they would offer one but I do not belive there are enough of us hand shakers out there to cause them to change there minds.

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I too wish they would offer one but I do not belive there are enough of us hand shakers out there to cause them to change there minds.
Yeah I know its getting less popular, but I would think their would still be a fair amount of people getting a manual. I mean these trucks are so damn expensive as it is, now its gonna go up another 2 grand so i can get a option that I do not want. I want a bare to the bone F-350 extended cab long bed manual transfer case, windows, locks, everything manual. Thats how a truck should be. Its just ridiculous a new truck is over 60 grand now. Atleast if they offered a hand shacker it would knock 2k off the price. I'm one of the few who like rough riding and loud trucks. Call me crazy, but I would take a base bare to the bone truck over a King Ranch.
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I'll never buy an automatic truck....ever. Besides the benefits of hauling, towing, etc, I was brought up with a handshaker, its all I've driven, its all I ever will.

I know they've made a lot of advances in automatic transmissions, but I feel like I'm driving a golf cart.
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Will never happen.....

Get used to this.....All the BIG 3 have said they are killing their manual programs in their light duty trucks....F150-F550......

Convert yourself or keep your old one....just the way it is....same goes for the emissions stuff

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The cab and chassis models might, but Ford has stated repeatedly the small demand compared to the entire range of production doesn't justify making a manual truck.

It's sad to see manuals go because nothing can surpass the control you have, but the large majority just don't want them anymore.

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The cab and chassis models might, but Ford has stated repeatedly the small demand compared to the entire range of production doesn't justify making a manual truck.
The numbers of 2008-2010 ordered with manuals was less than 10% over the ENTIRE F250-F550 line....the profit margin just is not there.....

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Thats why im gunna be keeping my 7.3 even if I do buy a new 6.7 which I plan on doing. I would rather have an auto for sled pulling and drag racing anyway so I figure ill be happy with one of each.

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The numbers of 2008-2010 ordered with manuals was less than 10% over the ENTIRE F250-F550 line....the profit margin just is not there.....
Well how many of these trucks were sold? Say 10% of a couple hundred thousand, thats still enough people I would think to continue a manual IMO. Lets face it, Ford isn't selling their transmissions to make a profit, they are selling the truck as a whole to make a profit. Unless they are losing money on keeping all the equipment and staff, then I could see why.

And I didn't know the Big 3 was all automatic now? That sucks, I never realized so many people got automatics....

But we will see what happens, when the trucks are at the dealer I'll take one for a ride and see how I like it.
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They Big 3 are discontinuing manuals mainly do to the fact that it is harder to control emissions on them. They have no control over how the truck will shift. Causing to many variables.

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